At college you learn to communicate, convey your ideas, persuade others and, if possible, ignite their hearts with ideas you promote in both oral and written form. It’s no big news mastering the English language in both spoken and written form is key to a graduation with flying colors.

For those who find fashioning words into essays, compositions and articles which strike all the right chords in the audience’s minds difficult, this article will share three bulletproof hints to adopt a truly remarkable writing skillset. After all, we aren’t both with a talent of Shakespeare or Hemingway. However, we can put in some effort to get to one as close as possible.

Hint 1 – Find an author to look up to

Doing your assignment writing routine, take a moment to think how your favorite writer would’ve done the task. When reading online or hitting those textbooks or works of fiction, it’s always a sound move to take notes and jot down writing techniques used by an author to reach his or her communicational goal.

Style, tone, choice of words, stylistics, syntax – there’s nothing wrong in mimicking someone else’s writing style before you wield your own one. There could be a couple or more of your favorite writers to learn from in order to master a new unique style that belongs to you.

Hint 2 – Write outside the scope of your studying pattern

As a rule, research paper or coursework writing is a great test of your skills. However, to become a really great academic writer you must practice the craft every day, even if there’re no writing assignments pending. Here are the fields to put your skills to test:

  • Blogging
  • Article writing
  • Journalism
  • Ghostwriting
  • Poetry

As a student, you’ll find any of the abovementioned activities astoundingly useful to tailor your prowess to perfection. When another essay is due, you’ll be good and ready to ace it.

Hint 3 – Proofread your papers out loud

After writing a case study or book review, take time to work on mistakes. It goes without saying that scamming your draft through is better to be done with your voice on. Science has already proven that self-editing is more efficient when a manuscript is vocalized by an author. Do it to spot tiniest flaws and errors in the content, as well as make sure reading paces smoothly and harmoniously.

There’s no need to be afraid of your voice. Yes, silent reading is faster, but we don’t need faster when it comes down to proofreading. Steady and attentive journey through your writing in search of mistakes and typos pays off most when you vocalize every word, sentence and passage.

Hint 4 – Join a writing class or group

Being a part of a community of aspiring writers brings you a handful of benefits. First of all, you gain access to group’s collection of writing techniques, reference sources and best practice. And secondly, as a part of the community you can share your own achievements, compare notes and show your drafts to an expert eye. There’re plenty of groups on the internet, and your college definitely must have a writing class. Sign in and become a better writer today.

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Submitted by Lewis Harrel